Zach’s recent notable experience includes serving on Weil teams that:
- Represent 2019 NBA #1 draft pick Zion Williamson and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in connection with two multi-hundred million dollar litigations arising out of a marketing agreement with his former agent.
- Represented StubHub in an arbitration with a top professional sports league.
- Represented Alibaba Group Holding Limited in a putative class action alleging intellectual property infringement claims stemming from products sold on its e-commerce platforms.
- Represented ViacomCBS in various litigation matters, including pertaining to the NFL Sunday Ticket and NCAA “Grant-In-Aid” litigation, Alliance of American Football bankruptcy, the cancellation of the high-profile sports programming during the COVID-19 pandemic, and advising on sports gambling issues relating to the company’s equity stake in FanDuel.
- Successfully represented CBL Properties, one of the largest mall REITs in the United States, in a bench trial against certain secured lenders in connection with their restructuring of more than $4 billion of obligations.
- Represented Exide Holdings in successfully obtaining plan confirmation, and confirming the plan on appeal, over objections from environmental agencies related to allegations the confirmation posed an environmental hazard.
Zach also has an active pro bono practice, where he represents clients that suffer from physical disabilities in seeking reasonable accommodations from their landlords to provide his clients with greater accessibility to their homes. He has also represented immigrant victims of domestic abuse seeking to lift restrictions on United States residency after the victims had successfully left their abusive spouses.
Zach is a member of New York City Bar’s Sports Law Committee. He also serves on the board of the Semester at Sea Alumni Association.
Zach received his B.A. from Tulane University and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Fordham Sports Law Forum and a Notes and Articles Editor for the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal. He is the author multiple law journal articles, including “The Time Is Now: Why the United States Should Adopt the British Model of Sports Betting Legislation,” Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 27, No. 2017 (2017), “The Right to Play: How Sports Leagues Worldwide Interfere with the Fundamental Right to Work,” 25 Sports Law. J. 19 (2018), and “Leveling the Playing Field for Sports Agents: How the Two-Hat Theory and the Model Rules of Professional Conduct Collide,” 19 Texas Rev. Ent. & Sports L. 13 (2018). Prior to joining Weil, Zach worked as a sports agent, and previously worked in front office roles of multiple professional basketball teams.